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The archaeological site of Morro de La Galera, victim of vandalism
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The archaeological site of Morro de La Galera, victim of vandalism.

The Heritage Association "El Efequen" has informed the City Council of Puerto del Rosario and the Department of Historical Heritage the appearance, a few days ago, of different graffiti and incisions in the stone that have affected the environment of the archaeological site of Morro de La Galera, characterized by its aboriginal engravings.



The sites have been tampered with and severely damaged by vandalism, with incisions in the basalt stone in which names and scratches have appeared. There are also several graffiti, made on the engravings. Apparently, the reason for staining these stones with paint would have been with the intention of marking the edge of a land.

The mayor of Puerto del Rosario, David de Vera, regretted "these acts carried out by people in a malicious way have been able to damage an important part of the heritage of Puerto del Rosario and Fuerteventura. We must be more aware of how important it is to take care of our heritage in order to continue enjoying it in the best conditions".

For David de León, Councilor for Historical Heritage, "when we protect archaeological sites we are safeguarding our own identity and cultural heritage. Therefore, these facts are intolerable actions that directly threaten our Cultural Heritage".

This type of action and any other that threatens the Archaeological Heritage is completely prohibited and sanctioned by Law 11/2019, of April 25, on Cultural Heritage of the Canary Islands, with fines ranging from 3,000 euros to 600,000 euros.

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